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Bison Pipeline LLC; Notice of Application

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Start Preamble April 30, 2009.

Take notice that on April 20, 2009, Bison Pipeline LLC (Bison), 13710 FNB Parkway, Omaha, Nebraska 68154 filed in the above referenced docket an application pursuant to section 7(c) of the NGA and part 157 of the Commission's regulations, for a certificate of public convenience and authorizing the construction, ownership and operation of a new pipeline, a new compressor station and other appurtenant facilities designed to transport approximately 477 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/day) from the Dead Horse region near Gillette, Wyoming to an interconnection with Northern Border Pipeline Company near Compressor Station No. 6 located in Morton County, North Dakota, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The filing is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's Web site Web at using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC at or call toll-free, (886) 208-3676 or TTY, (202) 502-8659.

Specifically, Bison proposes approximately 302 miles of 30-inch diameter pipeline, one 4,700 horsepower compressor station, two meter stations and other appurtenant facilities designed to move 477 MMcf/d of natural gas. As a new pipeline company, Bison also requests blanket certificates pursuant to sections 284.211 and 157.204 of the Commission's regulations as well as approval of its attached Pro Forma Tariff. Bison states that the project will cost an estimated $609.6 million and the proposed in-service date of the facilities is November 15, 2010.

Any questions regarding the application are to be directed to Bambi Heckerman, Agent and Attorney-in-Fact, TransCanada Northern Border Inc., 13710 FNB Parkway, Omaha, NE 68154-5200, phone (402) 492-7575 or by fax (402) 492-7492.

On June 4, 2008, the Commission staff granted Bison's request to utilize the Pre-Filing Process and assigned Docket No. PF08-23-000 to staff activities involving the Bison Pipeline Project. Now as of the filing the April 20, 2008 application, the Pre-Filing Process for this project has ended. From this time forward, this proceeding will be conducted in Docket No. CP09-161-000, as noted in the caption of this Notice.

There are two ways to become involved in the Commission's review of this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or before the comment date stated below file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426, a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.10). A person obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of all documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. A party must submit 14 copies of filings made in the proceeding with the Commission and Start Printed Page 21352must mail a copy to the applicant and to every other party. Only parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of Commission orders in the proceeding.

However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have comments considered. The second way to participate is by filing with the Secretary of the Commission, as soon as possible, an original and two copies of comments in support of or in opposition to this project. The Commission will consider these comments in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but the filing of a comment alone will not serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. The Commission's rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project provide copies of their protests only to the party or parties directly involved in the protest.

Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commentors will be placed on the Commission's environmental mailing list, will receive copies of the environmental documents, and will be notified of meetings associated with the Commission's environmental review process. Environmental commentors will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commentors will not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by the Commission (except for the mailing of environmental documents issued by the Commission) and will not have the right to seek court review of the Commission's final order.

The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the “eFiling” link at Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426.

This filing is accessible on-line at, using the “eLibrary” link and is available for review in the Commission's Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an “eSubscription” link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive e-mail notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please e-mail, or call (866) 208-3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502-8659.

Comment Date: May 21, 2009.

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Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. E9-10517 Filed 5-6-09; 8:45 am]